Info from Cycling Ulster & Photos BP media
Foreword Dany B “I make a point each year to attend my federation’s AGM, it where the changes and decisions get made…nowhere else! Cycling Ulster has been a great supporter of our work and it speaks for itself I repay their kindness with a visit and witness any changes. Was late due to another commitment at the Bellurgan CX in Louth (Mc Crystal Cycling Track) but hey, still in time for a bite to eat (We Belgians known to be crafty…lol) A bonus was meeting the newly appointed CI president Liam Collins and to personally congratulate him, as he was a guest of the CU Executive this year. I worked with Liam a few times in the last 2 years as MC of his top events he organised with his home team Newcastle West Wheelers in Limerick, and find him a man who speaks from his heart, and could, and will bring a fresh approach to all matters (and there are plenty of them to tackle) in front of him…We wish Liam well in his new role. Also well done to the re-elected chairman Tommy McCague, and welcome the new CU Executive members Paul Sanders and James Mc Laughlin, the appointment of the treasurer task to Marian Lamb, her husband, and ex-chairman Tommy lamb on the board for another term, not forgetting Julie Rea as Lead Safeguarding. We have strong leaders and looking forward to another good year in our beloved province cycling wise”
Cycling Ireland President, Liam Collins was in attendance and took the opportunity to provide an overview of some of his objectives for developing the sport in the time ahead. Following the conclusion of the AGM, several awards were presented.
Banbridge CC won the Club of the Year and Island Wheelers received a special recognition award for their promotion of several open events including the Ulster Road Race Championships amidst the challenges of Covid-19.
Sharon Moore was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” in recognition for her contribution to the sport in recent years (Marian took the award on behalf of Sharon Moore of Strabane-Lifford CC)
Oliver Hunter Oliver Hunter was honoured with the Chairperson’s Award for his decades of service to cycling in Ulster and Ireland which most recently has been in the role of Treasurer of Cycling Ulster. (Jack Watson taken the award on behalf of Oliver Hunter)